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Homer Spurgeon

September 16, 1944 — April 13, 2023

Homer (Speedy) Spurgeon, age 78, died Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Signature Healthcare of Erin, Tennessee, after a long battle with dementia.
Speedy was born September 16, 1944 to Mary Lee (Cricket) Williams Spurgeon and Homer Spurgeon in Water Valley, Mississippi, the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Water Valley High School, attended Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. During his assignment in Germany Speedy traveled through Western Europe spending time in Paris, in the Netherlands, and on the island of Crete.
Following his time in the service and a brief stint in Memphis, Tennessee, Speedy made his home in several Alabama cities, primarily Montgomery and Gadsden. He was employed by the State of Alabama, first with ABC Board and then the department of Public Safety. In later years he lived in Nashville, Tennessee (several times), Gadsden and Birmingham, Alabama, Pass Christian, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Speedy was predeceased by his only child, son Lee Hampton Spurgeon; his parents Cricket and Homer Spurgeon; sisters Jocquelyn (Jackie) Goodwin Parks, Drusilla Holmes, Mary Lou (Dick) French, Joan (Anna) Beale; brother George Edward Spurgeon; niece Andrea Allen; nephews Kenny Goodwin, George Spurgeon Jr., DeWitt Spurgeon, and Jimmy Beale; and his dog Cotton.
He is survived by his sister, Betty (Lucy) Allen of Long Beach, Mississippi; nieces Cyndi Beale, Marcie Bush, Lou White, and Jill Douglas; nephews Don Holmes, Sam Goodwin, William J. Allen, Charles Allen, Bobby Beale, and Gary Beale; former wife, Pam Lawrence Spurgeon of Birmingham, Alabama.
Speedy’s nieces and nephews will recall him as the fun loving uncle who was filled with wanderlust. With a life long love of music, Speedy also had a keen appreciation for antique porcelain, silver, and beautiful home furnishings. He enjoyed baking, gardening and spending time in sunny spots, particularly at the beach, He was an avid reader. Speedy will be remembered for his charming Southern accent, kind spirit, beautiful manners, and his sense of style.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Signature Healthcare of Erin for the care and dedication they gave Speedy. They, along with the nurses from Tennessee Quality Care Hospice are angles on earth.
Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Water Valley, Mississippi. There will be no Funeral.\
Arrangements are in the care of Nave funeral Home, Erin, Tn,
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